Trendspotting: Rattan is Back!

August 7, 2017

rattan

Having been popular in the 60s and 70s, rattan material is having a bit of a renaissance! Rattan exceeded its traditional role as a corner chair in the guest bedroom or as conservative patio furniture and has lately become a lovely addition to living rooms, dining rooms, dens, bedrooms, and even bathrooms. Not only is it incredibly strong, sturdy and durable, but it’s also attractive and comfortable adding texture and dimension to a room. Due to its neutral appearance and the fact that it comes in practically every shape and size, from furniture to décor, rattan will accompany a wide range of looks, from boho to beachy and all the way to old country glamor.

Let’s entangle ourselves in rattan and explore some creative and stylish ways to implement it in our homes.  

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In the Spotlight: Charles and Ray Eames

July 17, 2017

Eames furniture

Charles and Ray Eames were one of the most influential mid-century modern designers. The American “dream team” is also known for its groundbreaking contributions to architecture, industrial design, manufacturing, and photographic arts. Their modern furniture pieces and interior decor basically defined an era and revolutionized the entire industry, creating a shockwave whose effects are felt to a large degree even to this day!

So, let’s dig deeper into the lives of the husband-wife duo, learn more about their work and explore some of their legendary pieces that still adorn many of the 21st-century homes and offices.

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Design Craze: History of the Pink Flamingo

July 10, 2017

This summer, nature-inspired fashion and interior design have moved to a more tropical climate to which the pink flamingo has made a huge contribution! This beautiful and gallant bird has caught everyone’s attention with prints and accessories popping up everywhere from clothes and footwear to wallpapers and upholstery, bringing pink to a whole new level.

flamingo fashion

But instead of talking about its implementation in home interiors, let’s take a peek at the bird’s turbulent history to try to understand its importance for design.

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Milano Memphis is Back!

July 2, 2017

milano memphis design

In the 1980s a group of designers with a vision led by Ettore Sottsass gathered in Milan, Italy to start a rebellion against the rigid rules of modernist design. Sottsass and his team were bored with the minimal color palette and restrained lines of the 70s and hoped to create something utterly different. So, like the majority of design movements, theirs was a reaction to what had come before. With bright colors, unusual geometric shapes, their designs were wild and cheerful, even childlike. Just take a look at the iconic Carlton bookshelf!

But the idea didn’t just fall from the sky. The Milan-based Memphis group drew inspiration from existing design movements such as the striking geometric figures in Art Deco, the bold color palettes of Pop Art and 1950s Kitsch. Thus one of the most recognizable styles of the late 20th century was born!

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Design Craze: Millennial Pink

June 25, 2017

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Whether you spend hours scrolling through Instagram posts or you enjoy pinning photos on Pinterest, you have probably come across Millennial Pink! The hue is also known by the name of Tumblr Pink and Scandi Pink. The original name of the color is drawn from the generation which embraced it through hair color, fashion, food and interiors – the Millennials.

This soft and friendly color trend has been widely documented in the media such as The Guardian, New York Magazine and The Times. It even came to be one of the highlight motifs in Wes Anderson’s avant-garde movie The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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Interior Trends: What’s Hot This Summer?

June 17, 2017

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As summer approaches, besides the weather, the new summer trends are also heating up and are guaranteed to inspire you! This season we are going to see more botanical prints which are getting hotter and hotter this year, pink and mint, black and gold color combos and metals such as brass take over homes. So, if you feel like your home needs sprucing up for the summer, whether it’s just something as small as a new throw or a completely new color scheme, here’s a little head start!

Botanical prints

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Backyard Wedding: Elegant Design and Decor Ideas

June 11, 2017

liliac wedding theme

It is always tricky for a wedding decorator to pull off memorable aesthetics over and over again. When it comes to weddings, clients usually know exactly what they want, and they all have one thing in common – they want the big day to be perfect. Things can get more complicated if the space and the budget are quite limited. So, organizing timeless yet affordable backyard wedding is definitely not ‘a piece of cake’. There are so many things to think about and take care of, that you may end up feeling like your head will explode! In order to help you transform client’s dreams into a gorgeous reality, we’ve made a list of elegant and stylish décor ideas you should definitely consider.

Ceremony arch

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Trendspotting: Small Space Design

June 5, 2017

small space

As the global population in cities all around the world is rapidly increasing, we are starting to see a shortage of space and housing. This has led both architects and designers to create a compromise between space and location because a lot of people are prepared to sacrifice space for in order to live in more convenient, accessible places. While homes in Europe are being built in order to tackle this problem, in USA small homes are becoming an ever increasing lifestyle choice.

Designing a small space often presents a design challenge, especially when dealing with a living room as it’s the place you probably spend most of the time. How do you make a room feel as spacious as possible while squeezing in extra seating at the same time? Which furniture should you choose and how best to arrange it? Here are some design tips on how to give your living room the illusion of spaciousness while maintaining functionality. Let’s get started!

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Trendspotting: Velvet Interiors

May 25, 2017

velvet

It’s time to throw out the age-old perception that velvet is reserved only for your grandma’s sofa! We are beginning to see this elegant and luxurious fabric being revived and becoming a firm favorite with interior designers around the world. This comeback is often associated with the great amount of uncertainty which overcame the world and traditional velvets take us back to a bygone era, evoking comfort and warmth.

Going back to the roots

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Trend Alert: Dark and Moody Interiors

May 16, 2017

dark interiors

For a few seasons now, white interiors have been an industry favourite. We have been mesmerised by bright Scandi design and its vibe of purity and openness. But lately, designers seems to be dipping their brushes into inkier hues and we are starting to see some bold colors popping up, suggesting a real change in the air.

In her interview with Dezeen, Swedish high-profile designer, Lotta Agaton, said that the current political situation in the world is the reason behind this change in preferences. “During recent years of stability and safety, we have had bright white spaces that are open for exposure. But in darker times when the political and economic climate gets more uncertain, you want to nest a little bit. We have more cosy environments with dark walls that feel embracing. It’s like with winter and spring, but in a larger way.

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